My Mom’s Picks From the Nordstrom Sale!

Happy Saturday, friends! I’m so excited to announce today’s guest poster, my mom – otherwise known as CarCar! It’s become an annual tradition for my mom to share her favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – I always get so many requests for this post, I think you guys may even like her style better than mine!!! Alright CarCar is going to take it from here… 
Hi everyone, I’m Carla, Caitlin’s mom and I’m back again this year with my picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. If you are a new follower of Caitlin’s then you might not know that I am the one who is usually on the other side of the camera. We switched things up today so you guys could see what I found for fall from the Big Sale!  I’m so excited to share my finds with you guys today!! I think this year’s sale is better than last year’s… so many cute things! I will talk about the fit and sizing for each item. For reference I am 5’4″ and wear a size XS/small in tops, a 0/2 in dresses and a 26 in jeans.
Item: Halogen Varsity Knit Cardigan in “Ivory Cloud Combo”
Review: I am wearing an XS in this cardigan and it is still roomy enough to wear a sweater underneath. This cardigan could be dressed up or down, depending on where you’re headed. I love the “collegiate” feel to it! 
Price: Originally $89, marked down to $59.90
Review: I love the color of this wallet, I feel like I’ll be using this for years to come! The leather is really high quality (and smells nice, haha).
Price: Originally $198, marked down to $131.90

Item: Paige Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (Calani)
Review: I’m wearing my normal size 26 in these! Just the right amount of stretch and the fit it so flattering! The dark wash is really slimming. These jeans go with everything.
Price: Originally $189, marked down to $109.90

Item: Halogen Bell Sleeve Knit Top in “Black-White Stripe”
Review:  Wearing an XS in this top! This top has a lot of stretch in it, which makes it very comfortable. It’s pretty lightweight, so I’ll be wearing it now and in the fall. I particularly love the bell sleeves! 
Price: Originally $49, marked down to $29.90

Item: Paige Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans (Faded Vine)
Review: These jeans are true-to-size, I’m wearing a size 26! I LOVE the color of these olive-hued jeans, they’re a great way to switch up your look from normal jeans. Paige jeans also last forever… I’m still wearing my pair from last year!
Price: Originally$199, marked down to $132.90

Item: Vince Camuto Kentvi Sandal in “French Taupe Suede”
Review: True to size. These booties go with EVERYTHING! They’re super comfortable because of the open toe, and they’re a great shoe to start wearing now and transition into the fall. 
Price: Originally $149.95, marked down to $99.90


Review: Wearing an XS. This is my favorite outfit from the sale!! I’m a sucker for blue and white stripes, and this top is no exception. The sleeves are really different and add an extra “oomph!” This top looks equally as cute with regular jeans. 
Price: Originally $79, marked down to $52.90

Review: Size down half a size in these! I can’t say enough good things about these mules. The cut of the mules really elongates your legs (yes please!) and they’re sooo comfortable. And I love the blush color, they will go with so much in my wardrobe. 
Price: Originally $79.95, marked down to $49.90


Review: Size down in this blouse, I’m wearing an XXS. I like this blouse because it feels very youthful (I feel like I’m going back to school, haha!) but still appropriate for a woman in her 50s. The delicate embroidery makes it very feminine – if you’re a plaid girl, you need this one!
Price: Originally $129, marked down to $85.90
Review: True to size. If I had to imagine the perfect fall booties – it would be these! I looked for this color last year and couldn’t find it, so I was really excited to see this pair in the Nordstrom Sale this year. I’ll be wearing them all of fall and winter. 
Price: Originally $160.95, marked down to $99.90
Price: Originally $228, marked down to $151.90
Item: Lucky Brand Yabba Wedge in “grey suede”
Review: True to size. These are really unique because of the wedge heel and the side slit. The wedge makes them incredibly comfortable!
Price: Originally $129.95, marked down to $86.90
Item: B.P. Hooded Cardigan in “Black”
Review: True-to-size! Wearing an XS. This is my favorite cardigan from the sale!!!! I love the heathered look because it gives the cardigan some dimension. It’s really comfortable, and it even has a HOOD! That makes it extra cozy. It’s also a little bit sporty.
Price: Originally $69, marked down to $45.90

Item: Paige Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (Calani)
ReviewI’m wearing my normal size 26 in these! Just the right amount of stretch and the fit it so flattering! The dark wash is really slimming. These jeans go with everything.
Price: Originally $189, marked down to $109.90

Review: Caitlin and I both bought these bags from the sale this year! (Caitlin got the black and I got the olive) I’ve had it for two days and am already in love with it. It’s so lightweight, it’s going to be my everyday bag and my travel bag because it’s expandable. For everyday use, I like it to keep it zipped. My felt organizer fits inside perfectly. 
Price: Originally $195, marked down to $129.90
 Item: Caslon Aiden Wedge Sneakers in “Taupe Perforated Leather”
Review: True to size. How cute are these wedge sneakers?! I tried them on for fun and then Caitlin told me I had to have them! They add that little bit of height that I need, but they’re sporty at the same time. They really are very comfortable, I would definitely recommend these to all my wedge-lovin’ people. 
Price: Originally $119.95, marked down to $79.90
Item: Halogen Zip Front Field Jacket in “Olive”
Review: Wearing an XS. Love love love a good field jacket! The fit is perfect, and you can cinch the drawstring to give it some shape, which makes it more feminine. Hood… pockets… it has everything!
Price: Originally $119, marked down to $79.90

Item: Paige Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (Calani)
ReviewI’m wearing my normal size 26 in these! Just the right amount of stretch and the fit it so flattering! The dark wash is really slimming. These jeans go with everything.
Price: Originally $189, marked down to $109.90


Item: Treasure & Bond Athletic Stripe Cardigan in “Grey Heather – Combo”
Review: Wearing an XS. This cardigan is a little dressier than the others,  the knit is lighter and a fine weave. I love the stripes in the middle!  I will wear this with jeans and nicer pants as well!!
Price: Originally $79, marked down to $52.90
Review: This is a perfect sized tote. I love the pocket on the outside (perfect for your phone) and the color is so so pretty in person –  the mauve color surprisingly goes with a ton of outfits! 
Price: Originally $64.95, marked down to $42.90

Item: Caslon Thermal Henley Top in “White” 
Review: Wearing a size small. This was my daughter’s favorite outfit that I put together! I would wear this to run errands around town or grab coffee with my girlfriends. The henley is so soft, it feels like I’m wearing my pajamas! 
Price: Originally $59, marked down to $39.90

Item: Paige Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (Calani)
ReviewI’m wearing my normal size 26 in these! Just the right amount of stretch and the fit it so flattering! The dark wash is really slimming. These jeans go with everything.
Price: Originally $189, marked down to $109.90

Review: Size down one size. These are so sporty and cute, and I love the platforms – not my mom Keds that I usually wear HA!
Price: Originally $70, marked down to $46.90
Item: J.Crew Oversize Wool Blend Cardigan in “Light Thistle”
Review: True-to-size, I’m wearing an XS. I love the beautiful lavender color of this cardigan. I surprisingly love it with the leopard shoes! I think I’ll have fun styling this one during the fall and winter.
Price: Originally $98.50, marked down to $65.90

Item: Paige Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans (Calani)
ReviewI’m wearing my normal size 26 in these! Just the right amount of stretch and the fit it so flattering! The dark wash is really slimming. These jeans go with everything.
Price: Originally $189, marked down to $109.90

Review: True-to-size. I don’t usually find mules to be very comfortable, so I was surprised to find that these are!!  They’re so versatile. Leopard is a neutral in my book!
Price: Originally $99.95, marked down to $64.90


Item: Treasure & Bond Plaid Boyfriend Shirt in “Ivory Raveler Plaid”
Review: True-to-size, wearing an XS.  I  styled this one a little differently than it is shown online. I unbuttoned the bottom few buttons and tied it in a knot for a sporty casual look. The shirt is really soft and looks cute layered with a cardigan on top!! 
Price: Originally $69, marked down to $45.90
Item: Paige Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans (Faded Vine)
Review: These jeans are true-to-size, I’m wearing a size 26! I LOVE the color of these olive-hued jeans, they’re a great way to switch up your look from normal jeans. Paige jeans also last forever… I’m still wearing my pair from last year!
Price: Originally$199, marked down to $132.90


Item: Dreamers by Debut Exposed Seam Sweater
Review: True-to-size, wearing an XS. This sweater is so  soft, it feels like cashmere (although it’s not). I really like the longer length, it would look cute with leggings since it covers your booty!
Price: Originally $55, marked down to $35.90
Review: I really like the colors in this scarf and  it’s not overwhelmingly big, like some of the blanket scarves. I feel like I could wear this with  so many outfits!
Price: Originally $55, marked down to $35.90
ReviewI’m wearing my normal size 26 in these! Just the right amount of stretch and the fit it so flattering! The dark wash is really slimming. These jeans go with everything.
Price: Originally $189, marked down to $109.90
Item: Ava Foldover Crossbody Bag in “Pink Rosecloud”
Quality: This was one of the first purchases I made in the Nordstrom Sale. It’s real leather, but it’s at a great price! I love the size. It has a main  zipper and a couple of zippered compartments inside.
Price: Originally $129, marked down to $85.90
Sizing: True-to-size. I like that these are so lightweight… they aren’t super heavy. I also like the light color of these and the fact  that they’re really comfortable. 
Price: Originally $224.95, marked down to $149.90

Thanks so much for letting me take over Cait’s blog today! If you have any questions you can leave them in the comment section and I’ll get back to you there! πŸ™‚ 
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    • Thank you so much!! Love, Carla

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    • Caitlin, Seems like you have really picked a some of the best colors and collection from nordstrom anniversary sale. Just loved it and looking forwar for ne next set of collection or update.

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  1. Your mom's style is πŸ™Œ adding more to my wish list now haha

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  2. LOVE Carcar! She's so precious! I just saw her insta post & need that green hat!

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    • Aww thank you!! I borrowed that hat from Cait and now I need one too, haha! xoxo, Carla

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  3. Your mom is adorable πŸ’—

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  4. This is totally random, but would you mind sharing where you got your large bedroom mirror?

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  5. Love, love, love the J.P Black cardigan and Paige jeans.

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    • The cardigan was my favorite purchased from the sale! xoxo, Carla

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  6. Your mom is absolutely beautiful, love her style!

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    • You're so nice!! Thank you for the sweet compliment!! xoxo, Carla

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  7. Now I know where you get your fabulous sense of style from Caitlin! Your mom Carla is a true fashionista! I feel like we would be great friends lol. She has such a great sense of style and really knows how to pair items together to create a great look. I think the leopard mules, Vince sweater, and Tory Burch wallet were excellent finds. Who knows what you can find at these sales until you do some digging!

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    • Wow, thank you for that great compliment!! I had fun doing this post and I got to borrow a couple of items from Caitlin (wish I had her closet) Haha!! Thank you again!! xoxo, Carla

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  8. Your Mom is so cute! I love her style! Does she have an Instagram? I’d love to follow her!οΏ½οΏ½

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    • Thank you so much!! I do have an instagram account (carcar62). xoxo, Carla

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  9. Always enjoy reading your blog..as someone who is a bit older than you, I love when you also feature your mom πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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    • I love to do these guest posts for Caitlin!! Thank you for the sweet comment! xoxo, Carla

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  10. Loved this! Caitlin your mom is beautiful!!! And you look so much like her ❀️! Love her style! β€œCool Mom”

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  11. Loved this! Your mom is so pretty and loved all these pics for her. Loved her style!

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    • I'm so glad you liked the post!! Thanks for the sweet comment!! xoxo, Carla

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  12. Your mama is the cutest!!!

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  13. You look so young! It's hard to believe that you have a recently married daughter. Congratulations!
    You look fabulous rocking every one of the different outfit pieces from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale!
    I like the black stripe trimmed white cardigan, the bell sleeves on the horizontal stripped top in , the white skinny jeans, the teal embroidery on the wide-sleeved plaid blouse, the lavender cardigan, and the white Converse sneakers. It looks like you purchased a lot of fabulous outfit pieces at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.

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    • You're so kind!! Thank you for the sweet comment! I really found so many pieces that I loved from the sale this year and I borrowed a few thing from Caitlin for some of these looks! Thanks for following Caitlin and her blog! Her readers are the Best!! xoxo, Carla

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  14. Love this!!!! Especially the shoes.

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    • Thank you!! I agree about the shoes!! xoxo, Carla

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  15. Love that white and black cardigan.

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    • That one and the BP hooded cardigan were my favorites from the sale!! xoxo, Carla

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  16. This post is amazing! My mom is my best friend we share clothes and help pick out outfits for each other! I started following your mom on Instagram! I know where you get your amazing style from!!

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    • Thank you so much and thank you for following me on Instagram!! It's so great getting to share clothes and makes your wardrobe a lot bigger too, haha! (wish I had Cait's closet) Thanks for sweet compliment and for following! xoxo, Carla

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  17. Loving all of her picks! So cute!

    xoxo,
    Kayla | http://www.withlovefromkayla.com

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  18. Caitlin, even though you're young enough to be my daughter, I always love your posts/fashion. I cannot believe your mom is old enough to be your mom. I mean did she give birth to you at age 10??? (That's a compliment) If her '62' in her Insta name is the year she was born, she's only 4 yrs younger than me, but she looks like she's in her 30s!!! Anyway, I just added her to my Insta acct. Thanks, Caitlin! And congrats on the marriage!

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  19. Lovely lovely post! I adore all the outfits your mom put together, how amazing does she look!
    I remember her guest post from last year's sale haha I thought it was the most adorable thing ever πŸ™‚
    xx, Janine

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  20. CarCar hits it out of the park again! Always love her blog takeovers, especially for the Anniversary sale!

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  21. I love everything she picked…my list keeps growing. Hopefully more items come back in stock!

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  22. Love everything! Just added a few more things, I can't stop! <3

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  23. Love the white jeans your mom is wearing! What kind/style are they? I can't do ripped jeans look and would love to know. What a great post – love you both!

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  24. Super cute! I like be all these pieces

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